Travel Gluten Free Podcast Episode 160 How to Find Safe, Gluten-Free Restaurants for Your Kids with Jenn Bigler Welcome to the Travel Gluten Free Podcast. Today, I’m talking with Jenn Bigler from Living Freely Gluten Free. She runs a...
Travel Gluten Free Podcast
How to Find Safe, Gluten-Free Restaurants for Your Kids with Jenn Bigler
Welcome to the Travel Gluten Free Podcast. Today, I’m talking with Jenn Bigler from Living Freely Gluten Free. She runs a platform dedicated to gluten-free and dairy-free living, and is the author of two allergy-friendly cookbooks. With multiple food allergies to be aware of, Jenn is dedicated to creating delicious meals the entire family can share.
Food Allergies in the Whole Family
Jenn discovered she had a gluten allergy in her 20s, and later noticed symptoms of food allergy in her children. Jenn encourages parents to advocate for their kids when it comes to allergies. Food allergy symptoms in children can easily be misdiagnosed as ADHD or other behavioral disorders, so be insistent on testing for allergens.
Now, Jenn has been gluten-free for 10 years. She started her blog as a collection of recipes from a creative young mom figuring out how to feed herself and her son. She turned that blog into a business, where she can reach more people with recipes that help them lead happier, healthier lives.
Family-Friendly Gluten-Free Cooking
Jenn is the author of two cookbooks: “Living Freely Gluten Free” and “101 Incredible Gluten Free Recipes.” Both are gluten free and dairy free. She recommends the first to anyone who’s new to cooking and wants family-friendly, homestyle meals. The second one is more adventurous, with recipes for German chocolate cake, doughnuts, and more. Both books are about cooking one meal for the whole family, and being able to do it with confidence.
Traveling with Kids Gluten-Free
Jenn always recommends packing your own safe snacks and meals while going on trips. Each of her kids have their own snack bag, which can be refilled and taken anywhere. Lately, she’s been bringing digestive enzymes, activated charcoal, and lactic tablets with her to avoid an upset stomach ruining anymore vacations.
Her family’s next trip is to Disneyland. One of Jenn’s favorite restaurants is the Wine Country Trattoria in California Adventure. With so many gluten-free options, the whole family is happy to eat there. She also recommends any of the breakfast locations, which are very accommodating to allergens.
Listen in to hear how Jenn built her gluten-free platform, her experience with publishing, and her advice for working around a multi-allergy family.
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